International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Martin Adofo Ideas Activities
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    Accra, Ghana
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    Tel 0249490813
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    Primary or Secondary Education
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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I have been teaching chemistry at the secondary level for 4 years now and students often say and ask things like "chemistry is too abstract", "why should I read chemistry? I wouldn't need it at the University anyway", "how will this help me in the future". In my part of the world, Africa, when you opt to read chemistry at the tertiary level, people begin to ask: "what are you going to do with it?". I think through these types of celebration, people would be made aware of the relevance of chemistry in our lives and increase the interest of students in chemistry.